Music Feature

Phat Man Dee and Tommy Amoeba celebrate twin albums

The two have been married over a decade and are basically local music-and-performance legends

Pittsburgh Dining

Jade Grille

Refined Chinese dining that hews to an organic-local-sustainable ethos

'Cider garden' just one way Arsenal Cider is growing

"People just really seem to like what we're doing."

New online program makes donating dairy to food banks easier

"Most people don't donate milk because it's a hard thing to give."

Arts

Pittsburgh's Lost Steamboat at the History Center

It's an exhibit as much about a continent as about an object.

On Stage

Throughline Theatre's Everyman

A stunningly ambitious take on a medieval morality play

Dixie's Tupperware Party at Pittsburgh CLO

Kris Andersson's and extremely gifted comedian

Predation, vicitimization, art and rebirth in Kimono

"He uses his art as a pathway back from hell."

Books

Visiting and resident poets — and a detective novelist — are on tap

National Book Award nominee Lucie Brock-Broido is among the season's literary highlights

Updates on two comics projects

Ed Piskor's international hit Hip Hop Family Tree; Daniel McCloskey's Top of the Line

Music

Reggie Watkins pays tribute to two inspirations on his new album

"I wanted to tie it together knowing that those two are thought of as very different kinds of musicians."

Phat Man Dee and Tommy Amoeba celebrate twin albums

The two have been married over a decade and are basically local music-and-performance legends

The Lopez shores up a unique sound on its first full-length

The band now sounds distinctly like itself, letting the dissonance and harmony exist side by side

Cultural Trust considers plaque commemorating Marley's final show

"The band and entourage were on pins and needles all night, thinking he would have a seizure."

Critics' Picks: September 17 - 23

Local shows by Arum Rae and New Orleans Suspects, plus some Cuban hip-hop artists come to City of Asylum, and Barons release a 7-inch

New Releases

Recent music from Palermo Stone, Grandpa Egg and Pete Bush

On Screen

Code Black

An inside look from an emergency-room doctor at one of the nation's busiest public hospitals

The Drop

A downbeat crime thriller with good performances from Tom Hardy and James Gandolfini

To Be Takei

A new documentary traces George Takei's journey from Star Trek to activist and Internet star

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby

A drama is good enough but fuzzy around the edges
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News+Features

City officials says force used in Pride arrest was not excessive; should the public take them at their word?

"People have too much experience with the city than to trust leaders when they say ‘trust us.'"

Gaining STEAM: Parents, teachers pushing for new curriculum at city's Woolslair School

"This model is not just attractive; it is critical to advance our students' skills"

Braddock Avenue Books upholds literary tradition in 21st century

"We are developing a group of serious, committed readers. People who are involved in the writing life."

Views

Lynn Cullen Live 09/22/14

Audio & Video Archive

Trust Issues

A divisive bill fails in Allegheny County Council, by the grace of God

Savage Love

Someone who can handle a truckload of meth in one night — to say nothing of five cocks — should be able to handle a little bluntness.

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